Privacy Policy

Statement of Policy
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through the thematic portal of the IT Innovation Lab in Schools programme (IT-Lab portal) is handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO).

When we collect personal data from individuals, we will provide them with a Personal Information Collection Statement (PICS) on or before the collection in the same paper/electronic form or web page that collects the personal data.

Statement of Practices
Types of Personal Data Collected and Purposes of Collecting Personal Data
We collect personal data from the IT-Lab portal visitors on a voluntary basis. Personal data may include name, telephone number, e-mail address or other information that may be provided in relation to the IT Innovation Lab in Secondary Schools or Knowing More About IT in Primary Schools programme (collectively referred to as “the Data”). The Data will be used for applications of the programmes and the related purposes.

The OGCIO will record visits to the IT-Lab portal without collecting any personal identifiable information of users. Such general information is only collected for the compilation of statistical reports and the diagnosis of problems with concerning computer systems to help improving the IT-Lab portal.

Disclosure of Personal Data
Personal data will only be used, disclosed or transferred for the purposes or any directly related purposes for which it was collected or where it is allowed under the PDPO.

Protection Measures
The OGCIO will take appropriate steps to protect the personal data we hold against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure.

Retention of Personal Data
Personal data will not be kept longer than is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose for which it is collected. Different retention periods apply to various kinds of personal data collected and held by the OGCIO in accordance with its policies on personal data protection.

Data Access and Correction / Enquiries
Request for access to and correction of the personal data provided in the IT-Lab portal or enquiries should be made by post to the IT Innovation Lab in Secondary Schools or Knowing More About IT in Primary Schools One-stop Support Centre of the OGCIO at 6/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.

This Privacy Policy has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.